Frequently Asked Questions

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Crypto Basics

What is a blockchain address?

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What two bits of information do you need to have, to transfer crypto assets?

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What’s the difference between a private key and a password

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How do you create an address from a public key?

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What is a public key?

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What are Transaction Fees?

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How do you create a public key from a private key?

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What is a private key?

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Where can you store private keys?

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How do you create a private key?

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How can you lose crypto assets?

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How can someone steal crypto assets?

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How can you create a transfer transaction?

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What do you need to do to a transaction before you submit it?

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What is a hash?

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How does signing work?

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Compare encryption with signing?

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What must you have access to in order to submit a transaction?

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Can everyone see your transaction?

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What is gas?

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Who earns gas fees?

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Who confirms your transaction?

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How long does it take to confirm a transaction?

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Can a transaction be reversed?

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When is it safe to assume that the transaction has settled?

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Compare hot with cold wallets?

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Compare custodial with non-custodial wallets?

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Why would someone need a custodial wallet?

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Why would someone self custody?

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Compare software with hardware wallet?

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How does encryption work?

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Compare symmetric (secret key) with asymmetric (public key) cryptography?

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Compare encryption with signing?

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What is a UTXO structure?

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